July 3, 2022

Being without power can be stressful. Whether you’re without electricity on accident — power outage and just want some energy for some small appliances — or by choice like camping, access to electricity is good to have. While having a portable power bank for charging things like your phone is helpful, those devices don’t have the capacity, power output, or the ports necessary for larger electrical items. This is why we’ve compiled a list of the best portable power stations and solar generators. 

Best of the best power stations

(Image credit: Chris Wedel/Divinemercy)

Best large power station

Reasons to buy

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Very high power output

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Fast recharge rates

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Large battery capacity that’s expandable

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Lots of outlet options

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Excellent companion app

Reasons to avoid

Heavy to carry around

Pricey

The EcoFlow Delta Pro is an imposing power station. From its power output to the utility it provides, is something that makes this stand out as the best power station. For starters, the Delta Pro is capable of up to 7200W of surge output and 3600W of sustained power. Accessing that juice is possible from the myriad of outlets and ports to run your electrical devices.

From charging up the best Android smartphones from one of its six USB ports, including a 100W USB-C PD that is perfect for recharging a powerful Chromebook like the Chromebook Spin 713, to running essential appliances during a storm outage — like your fridge or a heater — the EcoFlow Delta Pro can handle it. 

Ecoflow Delta Pro solar charging

(Image credit: Chris Wedel / Divinemercy)

For those who enjoy going camping in an RV or travel trailer, the Delta Pro is a dream. During my review, I used the solar generator a lot in my camper by utilizing the built-in 30A outlet to power my whole trailer. Monitoring the output from the companion app or on the helpful display is wonderful. The app also allows you to control many aspects of the unit, including charge capacity and charge rate.